A former executive MBA student of mine sends me an email asking for help. As the CEO and president of his booming company, he struggles to rally all of his troops in the same direction and get them out of their comfort zone to boost innovation. He would like his founding partners and associates to stop working in silos and expand their impact, transversally. Trust is low; those experts in their field need to become leaders in the company. Product launches are uncoordinated and he sees a major risk in delivering his vision within the coming years. Does this seem familiar?
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